Should you pull a tooth or get a root canal?
Myth 3: It’s better to pull a tooth than have root canal treatment.
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is always the best option.
Replacing an extracted tooth with a bridge or implant requires more time in treatment and may result in further procedures to neighboring teeth and supporting tissue.
When should a tooth be extracted?
However, teeth extraction may be necessary for the following instances:
- Irreparable tooth damage due to severe decay.
- A viable solution to periodontal disease.
- Extraction may help an impacted tooth.
- To eliminate teeth overcrowding.
- Necessary after an accident.
Do root canals cause health problems?
Root canal therapy is not the cause of cancer or heart attacks. Root canals do not leave areas of necrotic bone in your jaw that are filled with bacteria and lead to chronic inflammation and illness.
Can you avoid a root canal?
A root canal can be prevented by using good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and regular dental visits. If a dentist detects a cavity, it should be fixed with a filling as soon as possible. Root canal treatment can be prevented by protecting the health of the tooth nerve.